Leslie Friedman is an artist and educator who specializes in printmaking, sculpture, and installation. She has a BA in political theory from Brown University and an MFA in printmaking from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Between her undergraduate and graduate course of study, Friedman spent two and a half years living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and built a screenprinting studio in her apartment there. Friedman is an active player in the alternative gallery world. She founded the art collective NAPOLEON in 2011 which is comprised of ten artist and curatorial members with a gallery space in Philadelphia’s Chinatown. She is currently a member of Good Children in New Orleans and Baton Rouge Gallery in Baton Rouge. In 2014, Friedman completed a fellowship at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists and won the Fleisher Wind Challenge. She has participated in residency at Shiro Oni in Japan and the Studios at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally with some highlights including solo shows at Space 1026 in Philadelphia, Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, and the Delaware Contemporary in Wilmington. Her work deals with political and social themes like identity, simulacra, stereotype, gender, and religion.